Comedian Robert Schimmel in serious condition after car accident

Comedian Robert Schimmel, perhaps best known for appearing on The Howard Stern Show, is in very serious condition after a car accident on Thursday, his manager confirmed to EW.com. As first reported by TMZ, Schimmel’s 19-year-old daughter was driving at the time of the accident, which occurred on an Arizona freeway. His daughter swerved to avoid an accident in her lane, causing their car to roll over onto the side of the road. Schimmel’s daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition, while Schimmel’s 11-year-old son, who was also in the vehicle, was released Thursday without any injuries.

Schimmel is known for his raunchy, sex-driven humor, and has released a number of comedy albums. He’s also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000 and underwent chemotherapy. He wrote the book Cancer on $5 a Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life about his struggle with the disease.


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  • Bobbie Weiner

    That is so sad, he is a brilliant comediene
    who battled such a horrible disease and now has to suffer even more, life is not fair in this situation, my prayers are with him and his family!

  • Dan

    Is this the insulting dog guy?

  • jason.

    No, that’s Robert Smigel (you are talking about Triumph, right?).

  • Cris

    He’s one heck of a funny guy. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery to all involved.

  • darclyte

    He survived cancer, but now needs a new liver thanks to a bad blood transfusion when he was in the Air Force. now this. The guy has terrible luck when it comes to his health. I wish him all the best.

  • sg

    best wishes to him and his family

  • Gary Goldberg

    My best wishes go out to you, Bob.
    You need to continue entertaining us
    With your comedy!!!
    Gary Goldberg
    Boca Raton, Florida

    • Juma

      I foresee that he shall rise and rise until he beocmes the BEST king.And then he shall be like a father to his people.And to all the complainers YOU JUST GOT THE BEST SCENE.PS: Just a little observation did someone else think that Best got younger in this artstyle?

  • Caz

    My prayers go out to Mr. Schimmel. He is an inspiration and makes me laugh through all the bad times.
    Hurry up and get well, we all need ur humor.

    • Salif

      Ms.Joy ok lang po yan..ah eh if yours is a writer’s block then much more with me hala..I only write smeotimes twice or once a week lang po..uha uha uha..don’t quit blogging po I will miss Ms.Joy..the smiles of Ms.Joy :)

  • Max

    Bob is the nicest, most genuine comic I have ever met in person. The man has been to hell and back and survived like a champ. His first HBO special is one of the main reasons i became a comic. While i’m not very religuous, I’ll be praying for him, and encourage everyone else do whatever it is they do to wish him well. Get well buddy
    -Max

  • Charma

    I Love you Bobby.
    For all of you who appreciate ye most generous , loving man, read Betty Shimmels book to get to know the true character of a wonderful family
    “To See You Again”

  • Shawn C

    Schimmel rocks! I really hope he pulls through this and can joke about it someday on Howard.
    Get Well Bro!

  • Kade Madison

    Robert is a first-class stand-up guy. He has had such bad luck and I hope he is strong enough to pull through this as well. He has a very strong will and I know with the love of his family, friends, and fans, he can overcome yet another tragedy.

  • Anastasia

    Damn :(“` RIP, man! You will be missed.

  • George Lyons

    Rest In Peace, Mr. Robert Schimmel – condolences to your family and friends.

  • Sue

    Sadly, he has passed away from his injuries.

    • Diane Rust

      I was lucky enough to meet Bob & his Dad at channel 3 in Phoenix. He was friendly, gracious and a mench. He will be missed!

      • Naz

        or is that perchance not actlaluy him posing in front of the captives? The last panel figure could conceivably have elf ears, and looks a bit more like Best, allowing for the tiny scale

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